Aaaah !......gotcha'....(21.57).....looks cozy...
Top info'...Geoff.....we have both N/T and E/H membership....so we will have to do this area....maybe a midweek break kinda thing..../..Dave.
In fact I stand corrected. Twenty men died in the Sea King crash including personnel attached to the SAS.
See previous comments re the River Severn. The English Bridge is a masonry arch viaduct crossing the Severn. It is a 1926 rebuilding and widening of John Gwynn's design completed in 1774. A bridge is known to have stood at this spot since Norman times. Historically it was known as the "Stone Bridge" and it is a Grade II listed building. The United Reformed Church, the URC, was formed originally from the Union of The Congregational and Presbyterian Churches in England and Wales.
See previous photo.
This is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury. It stands on a hill in a neck of the meander of the River Severn. It was built as a defensive fortification for the town. In 1138 King Stephen successfully besieged the castle held by William Fitzalan for the Empress Maud during the period known as The Anarchy. Little of the original structure remains. It is currently owned by Shropshire Council and managed by Shropshire Museums. Since 1985 it has housed the Shropshire Regimental Museum with artefacts from the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. It contains the collections of the 53rd, the 85th, the KSLI to 1968, the local Militia, Rifle Volunteers and Territorials as well as those of other county regiments, the Shropshire Yeomanry, the Shropshire Artillery Volunteers and the Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery. the museum was attacked by those heroes of the IRA in 1992 resulting in it being closed for three years. Another "soft" target for these scumbags.
This is an Elizabethan building situated in the town centre of Shrewsbury. Built in 1596 the property is now owned by Shropshire Council. It is a scheduled monument. The top room of the hall was used as the magistrates court until 1995 and the lower part of the structure has been used for many purposes including during WW2 an air raid shelter. The statue of a man in armour over the main arch is thought to be that of the Duke of York.
Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, was a British Officer who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal. He is credited with securing India and the wealth that followed for the British Crown. He was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India. So we now know who to thank when our country is finally swamped with immigrants!!!
See previous. A view from the meadow taking care to avoid the many cow pats!!!